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UMG REVS RISING,
SUITORS CIRCLING
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HITS LIST:
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REVENUE CHART:
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RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
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WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
How certain projects connect at streaming.
THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
농담은 한국어에서 더 잘 작동합니다.
THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
Critics' Choice
LISTEN BEFORE CASTING YOUR BALLOT: MEGHAN TRAINOR, TITLE
10/28/15

Meghan Trainor, Title (Epic): Proving herself more than a one-(“Bass”)-hit wonder, Meghan Trainor made the transition from songwriter to pop star with a diverse collection of material that marries the hit parade of her grandparents' teen years with modern pop and hip-hip energy. Beyond  the massive success of “All About that Bass,” the 21-year-old Massachusetts-reared, Nashville-based  musician reeled off three more hits on her major label debut—“Lips are Movin',” “Dear Future Husband,” “Like I'm Gonna Lose You” with John Legend—as she cleverly covered body image issues, sexual hookups (drunken and otherwise) and romantic doubt.  Title is a playful and diverse effort, revealing a fearlessness in marrying eclectic styles – rhythms from hip-hop, Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and the Caribbean, melodies that evoke Bronx street corners of the '50s and Patsy Cline dreaminess – and making them stand out with a fragile yet assertive voice and quirky instrumentation (ukelele, bass, baritone sax, harp). A Pop Vocal consideration seems to be a starting point, though Album of the Year should not be out of the question.